Athletic Administration Program (M.Ed.)

  • Program Overview

    Pursue a graduate-level sports management degree that opens doors to careers in education, business, nonprofits, and government agencies.

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    This program is based on the belief that learning leads to personal growth, and relationship building helps blaze a successful trail to dynamic opportunities in the sport industry. The focused study of sports management/administration and its current trends gives students a solid foundation to pursue careers within educational institutions* (secondary schools, colleges and universities); non-profit organizations and businesses that offer sport fitness and wellness services; government agencies (recreation and state parks); and sport governing bodies.

    • 39-credit program perfect for working professionals
    • Convenient six-week courses
    • Expert faculty and advisory board representing MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, higher education, and more
    • Networking opportunities
    • Personal advising and job placement support
    • Affordable tuition
    • No GRE required

    Become a leader in sports and recreation.

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    *Please note this is a non-licensure program.

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  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this program, students will:

    • Investigate the interrelationship between sport, culture, and society through an athletic administrator's lens
    • Interpret and analyze the role and responsibilities of human resources, finance, governance, compliance, risk management, operations, technology, and the management, planning, organization, and administration of interscholastic and intercollegiate competition; and recreational athletics.
    • Distinguish between key aspects of various athletic administration settings and how an effective manager approaches decision making in these dynamic environments
    • Identify and evaluate career options in athletic administration, formulate transferable skills, construct a job search strategy, resume, LinkedIn profile and cover letter. 

    Required Curriculum

    MAA 501 - Contemporary Issues in Sport
    MAA 505 - Strategic Management and Leadership in Athletic Administration
    MAA 507 - Preparing for a Career in Sport
    MAA 511 - Sport Management in Media
    MAA 560 - Financial Resources Management
    MAA 521 - Sport Law and Risk Management
    MAA 580 - Facilities Planning in Sport
    MAA 586 - Event Planning and Programming
    MAA 571 - The Impact of Technology in Sport
    MAA 599 - Comprehensive Seminar in Athletic Administration
    MAA 588A - Sport Management Practicum

    Required Electives

    MAA Elective #1 - 3 cr. 
    MAA Elective #2 - 3 cr. 
    MAA Elective #3 - 3 cr. 

    Total Degree Requirements - 39 credits

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  • Internships and Careers

    An education from the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.

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Commission on Sport Management Accreditation Seal


The Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) is a specialized accrediting body whose purpose is to promote and recognize excellence in sport management education worldwide in colleges and universities at the baccalaureate and graduate levels.

The following degree programs at Endicott College have received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation located in Arlington, Virginia:

  • Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
  • Master of Education in Athletic Administration